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B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
Regular April Term Commenced on
Monday With Judge Ilyron D.
Taylor on the Bench.
Jury Returns Verdict Against Thos. F.
Norton for $ioo Damages In
Notorious Slander Suit.
Presiding Judge M.D.Taylor
("ourt Stenographer P. M. Woodward
Clerk of Court Kobt. H. King
Deputy Clerk of Court Joseph Borden
County Attorney Jos. A. Ross
Sheriff Harry Shockley
Court Deputies: John MeCool, Thos. J.
Kaliher, Louis Plumondore. Robert Clark.
Ernest H. Sellhorn
Henjamin Soulc
Frank Peterson
Martin Brands, Sr
do do
Andrew Homme Greenbush
K. P. Grow do
P. O. Chalstrom Bogus Brook
Alfred Wass Borgholm
Axel Berg llayland
John Lind Milo
C. M. Murray do
F. \V Ghermg do
L. Phillips Milaca
Joseph Nelson do
II. 11. Sterling do
A. J. Pool do
Andrew Nelson do
E.N.Bacon Foreston
J. I Lindquist Onamia
Gust Anderson South Harbor
Gus Haggberg Isle Harbor
Peter Frykman East Side
Clinton Slater Princeton
do do
S. M. Orton
J. F. Bockoven
F. A. Lowell
August Gebert.
Mike Mahonev
h. E. Tilley Greenbush
Jacob Wolf do
Henry Hess do
Louis Jones do
OttoKuhrke ..Bogus Brook
J. B. Herou Borgholm
John Blomquist do
John Bleed Milo
Al Longneeker do
August Laseli Milaca
Jacob Van lihee do
Wm Pecerson do
Sanford Torsen do
Axel Anderson Page
AxelBroman do
Wm. Anderson Kathio
Frank M. Smith Isle Harbor
Oscar C. Anderson East Side
At 7:30 o'clock on Monday evening
the April term of the district court
convened in Princeton with Judge
Myron D. Taylor of St. Cloud on the
After the customary formality of
opening court by the sheriff, the ap
pointment of deputies, etc., the judge
read to the members of the grand jury
the statutes governing their proceed
ings and instructed them as to their
duties. The body immediately there
after organized, with E. H. Sell
horn as foreman, and adjourned to 9
o'clock Tuesday morning. Upon re
convening the grand jury proceeded
to consider such matters as were
brought to its attention and has so far
returned but one indictment, that be
ing against George King for petit
larceny. At the time of going to
press the grand jury was still in ses
The cases tried up to the time of
going to press with the manner of
their disposition are hereunder given:
Julius Lemay vs. Peter Oslund.
Foster & Sperry for plaintiff, Rolleff
Vaaler for defendant. This case, con
tinued from the October term of court,
was an action to recover damages for
trespass by reason of defendant's re
moval of a line fence 39 feet from its
original position and thereby en
croaching upon plaintiff's land.
Plaintiff averred that he had main
tained this fence for a period of eigh
teen years, which would give him title
by adverse possession even though
the survey was incorrect. The case
was tried before a jury and a verdict
for plaintiff for $10 damages and his
maintenance of the right to the 39 feet
of land was returned.
Howard C. Park et al. vs. Samuel
Winsor et al. Reynolds & Roeser for
plaintiffs, Geo. C. Stiles and Chas.
A. Dickey for defendants. Suit to
collect on a promissory note for $1,000
given by defendants for the purchase
of a stallion. Continued to the next
term of court.
Thomas Smithers vs. Harrison T.
Winter. Chas. A. Dickey for plain
i tiff, C. F. J. Goebel for defendant.
Suit arising over the lease of a farm.
Settled by stipulation for judgment in
favor of defendant, plaintiff to pay
$70 and costs.
Milton S. Rutherford vs. Max
Mark. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff,
Markland & Calmenson for defendant.
On motion of plaintiff's attorney the
case was stricken from the calendar.
F. C. Cater vs. G. A. Breitenfelt
and Albert Weiss. E. L. McMillan for
plaintiff, J. E. Cravens for defend
ants. Suit to recover on a promis
sory note and for cost of feed and
seed furnished by plaintiff to defend
ants. There was no appearance by
defendants and judgment was ordered
in favor of plaintiff for the amount
A. L. Ober vs. Geo. C. Sudheimer,
James C. Freeman and Anna D. Free
man. Peter Healy for plaintiff, Fred
C. Dickson for defendants. Action to
recover balance of $500 due on mort
gage upon lands sold defendants,
such mortgage having been released
by mistake. Change of venue taken
to Ramsey county.
W. J. Eynon vs. Thos. F. Norton.
Thos. H. Salmon for plaintiff, Geo.
W. Stewart for defendant. This is an
action for slander in which plaintiff
sought to recover punitive damages
from defendant. It is the fourth time
the suit has come up for hearing, it
having been continued for various
causes from one term of court to
another. The trial, which continued
throughout Wednesday, attracted more
attention than any case which has so
far come up at this term. Witnesses
from the lake country were numerous
on each side and some of the evidence
was of a sensational and vilifying
nature. The attorneys on each side
this morning summed up the evidence
and Judge Taylor directed the jury to
return a verdict for the plaintiff,
W. J. Eynon. The jury, after an abcouncil
sence of an hour, brought in a verdict
for plaintiff and fixed the damages
at $100.
The Leathers vs. Mark horse case
is now on trial and will probably
continue throughout the day.
Court Notes.
The following appeared in open
court, took allegiance to the United
States and were granted citizenship
papers: Edward Meinhardt, Brick
ton Otto Johnson, Oscar Joseph
Thorssen, Princeton Charles Peder
Berg, Milaca.
Among the attorneys present at this
term of court from outside towns were
Geo. W. Stewart, St. Cloud T. H.
Salmon, Minneapolis Harris
Richardson, St. Paul Rolleff Vaaler,
W. S. Foster L. G. Sperry, C. F. J.
Goebel, Milaca.
The court machinery ran as
smoothly as the well-oiled piston of a
Corliss engine. But this could scarcely
be otherwise with so able a jurist as
Judge Taylor on the bench and such
capable officials as County Attorney
Ross, Clerk of Court King, Sheriff
Shockley and Stenographer Wood
ward to help things along. In fact
all the court officers performed their
duties exceptionally well.
A large number were in attendance
at court from the lake country and
other parts, among them being Editor
Chas. Freer of the Lake Breeze,
Onamia Geo. H. Deans, Foreston
T. E. Potts, mayor of Wahkon A. P.
Jorgenson, postmaster at Vineland
Dr. Swennes, Lawrence D. G.
Wilkes, South Harbor Frank Smith,
Lawrence Oscar C. Anderson, East
Side Peter Kennedy, Isle Hans
Petrin, Onamia Axel A. Anderson,
Page Editor Fay Cravens, Milaca:
D. H. McQuaig, Lawrence.
Star Entertainment Course.
The fourth entertainment in the Star
course for which many hold season
tickets, will be given in the Methodist
church on Monday evening, April 20.
It will be the last and best of all, and
all were excellent"The Old Planta
tion Quartet and Jubilee Singers."
There is no finer colored quartet in
the United States and the program
will include plantation songs and
negro melodies, comic darkey songs,
as well as the classic and instrumental
songs of the southland.
F. Leander Dead.
Frederick Leander died at his home
in Grenbush on Monday night after a
sickness of four days with pneumonia,
aged 41 years. The funeral will be
held tomorrow at the Swedish Lu
theran church, Freer, at 1 o'clock in
the afternoon. Mr. Leander is sur
vived by a wife and eight children.
Teachers, Take Notice.
Teachers have all been mailed term
reports for the close of the school
year. If not at your disposal through
failure to take care of them be sure
and write to this office for them before
close of term. Guy Ewing, County
Dr. Lynch Will Be Here Tomorrow.
Dr. R. F. Lynch of Syndicate block,
Minneapolis, will visit Princeton
April 10, and remain until 5 p. m.Last
April 11, in Dr. G. R. Caley's office.
Diseases of eye, ear, nose and throat,
including the fitting of eye glasses
and spectacles.
Peter Anderson of Zimmerman was
brought to the hospital on Thursday
night suffering from a paralytic
stroke. At this time the patient is
somewhat improved.
Miss Tillie Grything of Milaca, who
was operated upon Thursday last by
Dr. S. H. Olsen for acute appendi
citis, is convelescent.
Harold Plaisance of Osseo was
brought to the hospital Monday
night suffering from an attack of
acute appendicitis. Dr. Cooney re
moved the appendix on Tuesday
morning and Mr. Plaisance is
mg satisfactory recovery.
Dr. Armitage Takes Seat on Council
and Instils Life Into the Pro-
ceedings Throughout.
Raises Question of Legality as to Right
of the Members to Sell Their
Wares to the Village.
On Monday night the village council
held its first meeting since election
and Dr. Armitage took his seat as a
successor to Joseph Craig.
The first business to come up was
the auditing and allowance of a batch
of bills and each one was closely
scrutinized by Dr. Armitage. Among
these bills was one from B. D. Grant,
and Dr. Armitage immediately raised
the question whether any member of the
could legally supply goods
to the village. He said the fact that
a precedent had been established
along this line did not make it right
and he proposed to see that the law
was complied with. The doctor then
made a motion that an auditing com
mittee of two be appointed and that it
should be the duty of such committee
to thoroughly scrutinize all accounts
before they are presented to theaddress
council for passage. The motion pre
Bonds of the village treasurer and
recorder were then read and accepted
and the following committees were ap
FinanceStanley and Grant.
Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks
Jones, Armitage and Woodcock.
JudiciaryArmitage and Stanley.
ElectricStanley, Grant and Wood
AuditingArmitage and Jones.
PurchasingStanley and Grant.
The purchasing committee was ap
pointed upon motion of Dr. Armitage
and its duty is to pass upon every
thing bought by the village that is,
the electrician or whosoever makes
purchases must first obtain the con
sent of this committee.
The question of supplying meters
for lawn sprinkling purposes was
brought up by A. W. Woodcock, and
upon motion of Dr. Armitage it was
decided that the village would charge
nothing for^fche- wwk
vof installing
such meters, provided of course that
the meters be paid for by the consum
W. G. Fredericks, chief of the fire
department, appeared before the
couneil and suggested that the village
purchase a team for the purpose of
hauling the fire apparatus, sprinkling
cart, etc. Mr. Fredericks believed
that the village would save money by
adopting his suggestion. The matter
was discussed and R. E. Jones ap
pointed a committee to ascertain how
many persons would agree to pay for
sprinkling alongside cheir premises.
Dr. Armitage and I. G. Stanley were
also appointed a committee to investi
gate and make report upon the advis
ability of purchasing a team as sug
gested by Mr. Fredericks.
In view of the fact that it was a
violation of the law to supply goods
or render services to the village for
pay while a member of the council,
Dr. Armitage instructed the elec
trician to discontinue the use of
telephone for village business. "Use
the Tri-State," said the doctor, so
long as I am a member of the council
at least.
An old gentleman named Olander
appeared before the council and asked
that he be compensated for injuries
sustained while thawing out a hydrant
a year ago. He was informed that the
council could not, under the law,
grant him such compensation. The
right course for Olander to pursue
would be to bring action against the
village for damages.
This concluded the business and the
council adjourned to Friday evening,
April 10.
Week of Services by Messrs. Smith &
Roper In Opera House.
This is the last week of the evangel
istic meetings in Princeton and
Messrs. Smith and Roper have had
a busy time since they came here. At
almost every meeting the house has
been packed and the evangelists have
made many converts.
On Tuesday every business house
in town closed for an hour to afford
the male population an opportunity to
attend special services and the opera
house was comfortably filled. Upon
the same day prayer meetings were
held for women at several residences
in town and all were well attended.
Messrs. Smith and Roper have ac
complished much good during their
stay here and the residents are grate
ful to Revs. Heard and Swertfager for
obtaining such able men to expound
the gospel.
CREAMERYJEETING Farmers and Business Men Convene
at Opera House and Discuss
Co-Operative Project.
A Proposition for Establishment of
Pickle Station is Also Submit-
ted for Consideration.
A meeting called at the request of the
Commercial club for the purpose of
discussing a co-operative creamery
proposition with the farmers, and ofthing.
offering them a bonus of $1,500 should
they see fit to erect a building and
operate such a plant in this village,
was held at Brands' opera house
on Saturday afternoon. More than a
hundred representative farmers were
in attendance.
Thos. H. Caley presided over the
meeting, and after briefly explaining
the purpose for which it was called,
introduced Attorney E. L. McMillan.
Mr. McMillan said that in conse
quence of the failure of a creamery
expertwho had been promised by E.
K. Slater, state dairy and food comis
sionerto arrive, he had consented to
the assemblage, but as he
was not a practical dairyman he
could only cover the subject along
general lines. Then, again, he had
been afforded but little time to prepare
an address or look up data. The
speaker, however, gave a very inter
esting talk on the subject and clearly
set forth the benefits to be derived from
co-operative creameries-benefits to the
farmers and benefits to the business
men of the towns in which the cream
eries are located. Prosperity for thecide
farmers means prosperity for the mer
chants, said Mr. McMillan, and vice
versa. He stated that co-operative
creameries were virtually conducted
upon a similar plan to the Equity
society's warehousesthat is, they
eliminated the middlemen. He rehow
ferred to southern Minnesota as anin
example of the prosperity which co
operative creameries have brought to
that part of the state and mentioned
particularly Freeborn and Steele
counties. In the former there are 32each:
co-operative creameries and in the lat-
The proposition submitted by theM.
business men of Princeton to theGillespie,kStoneburg
farmers of the surrounding county,
said Mr. McMillan, is that they, the
farmers, build and operate in theSolomon
village of Princeton a creamery on
the co-operative plan and the business
men will give them, as soon as they
are organized, a bonus of $1,500,
such sum now being ready for them in
the bank. The merchants do not want
any stock in this proposed creamery
they merely offer to assist the farmers
in building it in Princeton because
they know full well that they will reap
a share of the benefits. With a
operative creamery in the village its
prosperity would increase, and
value of lands in the surrounding
country would in consequence ad
vance. Mr. McMillan had no doubt
that the farmers, after considering the
proposition, would come to the con
clusion that the establishment of a co
operative creamery in Princeton
be a good thingboth for them
and the merchants.
Mr. Fox, buttermaker at the West
Branch creamery, declared that the
farmers made a great mistake in sell
ing their cream to the centralizing
plants. Their object in paying a cent
or two more for cream is merely to
drive the co-operative plants out oflength
business, and once they have accom
plished this purpose they will buy
your cream for whatever they deem fit
to pay. This has been already demon
strated in several instances.
R. C. Dunn gave a brief talk and
among other things said he wished to
make plain the fact that this proposed
creamery was not to be in opposition
to the West Branch or any other co
operative creamery. There is plenty
of territory to support a co-operative
creamery in Princeton without at
tempting competition with other con
cerns of like nature. He advised the
farmers to stand by the co-operative
creamery even though the centralizers
offered a few cents more for butterfat.
They only did so as a bait. Whatso
ever is given by the business men of
Princetpn to the farmers on this
creamery proposition is a direct
bonus. He believed in giving to theIt
producersthe farmersand he never
in his life attached his signature to a
subscription list with so much plea
sure as he did the one recently circu
lated by the Commercial club. The
business men would get the money
back indirectly while the farmers
would reap material benefit.
Organize, said he, get good men
to run your creamery, but do not inwill
terfere with other similar concerns.
There is room for a dozen more co
operative creameries in Mille Lacs
county and I would like to see them
built. Don't make the mistake that
was made when the first co-operative
creamery was organized in Princeton.
Hold your stock. If individual
firms can make a profit buying
cream from you, why can't you make
a greater profit by converting that
cream into butter yourselves? You
can obtain just as good a market as
the centralizers because you can make
butter of as high a grade, if not higher.
The co-operative creamery is a good
Put your shoulder behind it
and push it along.
Mr. Caley stated that 10,000 pounds
of butter could be manufactured at a
cost not much greater than that of
producing 1,000 pounds. This state
ment was verified by Mr. Fox.
A rising vote was then taken to ob
tain an idea of how many farmers
present would take stock in the cream
ery and about 40 signified their will
J. J. Skahen suggested that a com
mittee be appointed to arrange the pre
liminaries and that the farmers from
each town represented make nomina
tions. As a result the chairman ap
pointed the following:
Blue HillMichael Kaliher, A. C.
Nelson. GreenbushR. S. Shaw,
Herman Riemann. PrincetonJacob
Ellenbaum, Henry Holthus. Bogus
BrookM. C. Thorring, John Dal
chow, Peter Jenson. WyanettLouis
Rust, Maurice Thompson. Baldwin
Chas. Judkins, Martin Rossing, J. H.
Angstman. Michael Kaliher was ap
pointed chairman and the committee
retired to the adjoining hall to de
upon a mode of procedure. After
a long consultation the committee re
turned and reported that it had de
cided to call another meeting at the
opera house for Saturday afternoon
next at 2 o'clock, and that in thebroidered
meantime the members would ascertain
many farmers would take stock
their respective towns and how
many cows were available.
Following is a list of the names of
those who contributed to the creamery
bonus and the amounts subscribed by
Caley Hdw. Co 1100 T. H. Caley $100
Evens Hdw. Co 100 First Nat. Bank... 100
F. T. Kettolhodt....l009 E B.Anderson
10 Sjoblom & Olson .1000 .10
SjewiofiVBros io0" Secu'ty State Bank.100
S. Rutherford.... 50 P. L,. Roadstrom... .50
C. A. Jac 50 J. Skahen 50
Smith & Moeger 25
&Co 25 W. H. Terrell 25
Smith & Earley 10 B. D. Grant 15
L. C. Hummel 25 G. H. Gottwerth 25
M. J. Brands 25 Kopp & Barflomew.15
Long 15 C.E.Hill 15
Anton Falls 15 O B.Newton 10
K. C. Dunn 50 Avery Clothing ITse. 10
A.S.Mark 10 J. C. Herdhska 5
Fred Witte 10
Proposed Fickle Salting Station.
During the time the creamery com
mittee was deliberating in the adjoin
ing hall M. M. Stroeter of the Stroeter
Pickling company, Foley, made a
proposition to establish a pickle salt
ing station in Princeton. He said he
wanted no bonus, but all that was
was for the farmers living
in the territory tributary to Princeton
agree to plant not less than 100
acres of cucumbers this season. It
would not pay him to erect a building
and put in the necessary plant for less
acreage than this, but they could cul
tivate two or three hundred acres if
they felt so inclined, and he would put
up a bond to buy for cash their cu
cumbers for five years at $1, 60 cents
and 30 cents per hundred, according
to grade. He could do this, he said,
because he was confident that after
the first yearafter the farmers had
found out the profit in cucumber rais
ingthey would grow more instead of
less. Mr. Stroeter explained that the
of the cucumber determined the
grade and the price. For cucumbers
between 1% and Z% inches in length
$1 ber 100 pounds was paid, between
that and inches 60 cents for 100
pounds, and from that to 5% inches 30
cents per hundred. One pound of
seed, he said would plant an acre and
that seed would cost the farmer 50
cents. It was necessary that all seed
be purchased from the Pickling com
pany for the reason that only one
species of cucumber was usedthe
Boston pickle.
Speaking of cucumber production
Mr. Stroeter said that his company
paid out to its Foley station last year
$6,000 for the product of 110 acres,
and so well pleased were the farmers
that they intend planting about 250
acres this year. Some farmers, he
said, picked a ton of cucumbers from
one acre every other day during the
season. The cucumbers are usually
picked by the children of the family.
would not of course pay to hire
men at $2 a day for the work. One
man near Foley, said Mr. Stroeter,
realized $157 from an acre of cucum
bers and another $143.
Mr. Stroeter distributed a number
of blanks among the farmers for thegeneral
signatures of those who will agree to
plant cucumbers and the specification
of acreage and asked that they be re
turned to him next Saturday at the
opera house after the creamery
meeting. The salting station project
then be again taken up.
Fred Schimming and Hiss flathilda
Bandemer of This Village Mar-
ried on Thursday Last.
A. D. Erkel of Minneapolis is United
in Marriage to Hiss Alberta
Howard of Princeton.
Fred Schimming of Princeton town
ship and Miss Mathilda A. H. D.
Bandemer of Long Siding were
married at the German Lutheran
church in this village by the Rev.
George Stamm on Thursday after
noon. Misses Elsie Schimming and
Amanda Bandemer were the brides
maids, while the groom was attended
by Chas. Lang and Adolph Schim
The bride's gown was of white silk
and the dresses of the bridesmaids
were also of white material. The
flowers carried by the bride and
bridesmaids were roses and carna
A celebration in good old German
style followed the ceremony at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Bandemer, at Long Siding.
Mr. and Mrs. Schimming will reside
on a farm owned by the groom north
of Princeton. The young people have
many friends who wish them every
Miss Alberta Howard was married
to A. D. Erkel of Minneapolis at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Ellen
Howard, in this village on Wednesday
evening, April 8. Rev. George A.
Swertfager of the Congregational
church performed the ceremony.
A traveling suit of- Copenhagen blue
with hat to match and a white em
messaline net waist was
worn by the bride and she carried
roses. She was attended by Miss
Mildred Compton of Minneapolis and
the groom by R. W. Munson of the
same city.
The house was decorated with cut
flowers and there were about thirty
relatives and friends present, among
them Mrs. R. M. Pope and children
and Miss Agnes Narum of Mora. A
light luncheon was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Erkel left for Minne
apolis this, Thursday, morning, where
they will be at home to their friends
after May 1 at 26 South Thirteenth
The bride was born and raised in
Princeton and is a young lady highly
respected in the community.
Union Meeting Announcements.
Plans are being made to make next
Sunday one of the greatest days
Princeton has ever known in its re
ligious circles. The following ser
vices will be held in connection with
the union meetings:
Union morning meeting, 10:30 a. m.,
at the opera house. Mr. Smith's sub
ject will be "Who Is the Strong Man?"
It is called by many his most logical
talk. The male quartet will render a
number in line with the discourse. No
lines drawn between saints and sin
ners. Miss any service but this.
Union Sunday school rally right
after church.
Confidential talk to men, 3 p. m., at
the opera house with army incidents.
It will be the crowning services of all
the men's meetings. Boys under 12
admitted only with their fathers.
Singing by male quartet and chorus.
Men fro'm miles around were present
last Sunday. It will be so next Sun
Women's meeting, M. E. church 3 p.
m., under auspices of women's prayer
meeting committee.
Great farewell meeting, 7:30 p. m.,
at the opera house. Everyone invited,
especially all those who have signed
Horse Sale Extraordinary.
Aug. Rines will hold the biggest
horse auction of the season in Prince
ton on Saturday, April 18, when a
carload of the finest western horses
obtainable,the pick of the ranges,
weighing from 1,300 to 1,500 pounds
apiece will be brought under the
hammer. This bunch of horses is
made up of animals broken and un
broken and they are all hardy and
soundnot a scrub in the lot. If you
are in need of horses it will be to your
advantage to await this sale. The
well-known auctioneer, Emmet Mark,
will conduct the sale.
"Will Mot be Defaced.
As a result of numerous complaints
of postals and postcards being de
faced by postmarking, the postmaster
has ordered discontinuance of
the postmarking of cards at the office
where received. The postal card fad
has reached enormous proportions,
and the new ruling is expected by
postal officials to be received with de-^
light by the thousands of collectors-

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